“Know More” about “No more.”
In the New Heaven and New Earth there will be a lot of “no mores.” And it is encouraging to us to know more about these no mores. For example, in Heaven there will be
1. “no more curse” (Rev. 22:3).
2. “no more sea” (Rev. 21:1).
3. “no more death nor crying” (Rev. 21:4).
4. “no more pain” (Rev. 21:4).
In this new dwelling place there will be
1. No more hurting, hospitals, or hospice.
2. No more sorrow, sickness, or suffering.
3. No more problems, persecution, or prejudice.
4. No more borrowing, bills, or bankruptcies.
5. No more burdens, bruises, or beatings.
6. No more divorce, dissention, or division.
7. No more ruin, rot, or rust.
8. No more disease, death, or decay.
9. No more breakups, breakdowns, or breakouts.
10. No more begging, badgering, or betrayals.
11. No more disappointments, disadvantages, or distrust.
12. No more pollen, pollution, or poisons.
13. No more faults, frowns, or failures.
14. No more politicians, police, or paramedics.
15. No more recession, depression, or oppression.
16. No more lying, sighing, or crying.
17. No more deceit, defeat, or conceit.
18. No more devastation, frustration, or separation.
On and on and on the list could go. What this means is that: Every stain of sin, every evidence of evil, every indication of iniquity, every type of transgression, every way of wickedness, every means of misconduct, every word of wrong, every cause of crime, every clue of corruption, every notion of naughtiness, every inkling of indecency, every dab of disbelief, every suggestion of suspicion, every hint of hypocrisy, every trace of trespass, every insinuation of injustice, every impression of impurity, every reason for rejection, every inference of indignation, every occasion of offence, every sign of Satan, every device of demons, and every thought of temptation will be totally, completely, and permanently gone forever.
For those who like the country, it is a better country (Heb. 11:16). For those who favor the city, it is a heavenly city (Heb. 11:10). For those who like to eat, it will be a feast (Matt. 8:11, NIV). For those who like to live in nice places, it will be a mansion (John 14:2). For those who are burdened, it will be Paradise (Rev. 2:7). For those who miss their friends and love ones who have died, it will be a reunion (1 Thess. 4:13-18). For all of the saved it will be an eternity with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. In short, it will be “Home, Sweet Home.” I remember a song entitled “Ole Rivers.” In the song Walter Brennen said:
“One of these days I’m gonna climb that mountain,
Walk up there among them clouds,
Where the cotton’s high and the corn’s a-growing
And they ain’t no fields to plow.”
I have always liked that song. Of course, I would say:
“One of these days I’m going to drink of that fountain,
When I move up there above them clouds,
Where my kinfolks are nigh, and Christ is glowing
And there are no sorrows now.”
This is what Heaven means to me. It is faultless, flawless, and fadeless. It is preserved and reserved for those who trust in Jesus to get them there. Peter put it this way in 1 Peter 1:3-5:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
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